Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lovely as a Tree- reflections

My stamp club technique for September was refection, this was a sample card that I made (not the one we made but just an example of the technique.
  • Card base is Not Quite Navy.
  • I ran a piece of Pear Pizzazz and a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Top Note die, on the Whisper White piece I cut out along the dotted lines.
  • On the Whisper White I stamped the row of trees with Stazon, then stamped it again on a piece of window sheet, flip it over and lined it up under the row of trees ans gave it a hard rub to transfer the image in reverse under the trees.
  • I punched two 1" circles to use as  masks for my moon. I sponged Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy for my sky, and Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy for my water, the bank is Pear Pizzazz.
  • I used the white gel pen to add some ripples to my water.
  • Many thanks is from Petite Phrases, I colored the stamp with a Pear Pizzazz marker because I didn't want the complete phrase, I then stamped it on a strip of Whisper White. I wrapped the strip around the image Top Note attaching the ends behind the image.
  • I layered the two Top Notes together then using Dimensionals I added it to my card base.
I will show you the card we made for club later, it was a little simpler then this one, but a good learning piece.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yep, Another Elebration Card!

This was the first Elebration card I made, I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to post it.
  • Card base is River Rock with a front of DSP called Cheerful Treat, it is one of the Hostess Selections.
  • Elebration was stamped with Stazon on Watercolor Paper and colored with Markers and an Aqua Painter. Colors used Basic Gray, River Rock, Crushed Concord, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink. The phrases I used  are from Petite Pairs, the first one was stamped directly on the Watercolor Paper with Melon Mambo.
  • The image was layered onto Crushed Concord then onto Melon Mambo then onto the card front.
  • The second phrase was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched out with the Small Oval Punch it was layered onto a die cut from the Matchbox die cut from Concord Crush.
So there you go. Have a great day and enjoy some time stamping.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Greeting Card Kids-Blue Christmas

Of all the stamp sets that SU sells with kids images in them, Greeting Card Kids is the only one that I like.  I really like the images in this set!

I didn't make Halloween cards this year, but here are links to a couple I made last year.
On to today's card!
  • The card base is Whisper White with a Marina Mist front that was ran through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry folder. I then punched it with the Word Window punch.
  • I stamped the image of the little girl on Watercolor paper with Stazon and then colored her with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. The colors I used were Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy and Garden Green.
  • The image was layered onto Not Quite Navy and then onto Whisper White.
  • Merry Christmas was stamped onto the base through the Word Window opening using Not Quite Navy.
This is one of the cards for sale under the Card Sale tab. You can order as many of it as you need or order the set and supplies and have fun making them yourself! Email me if you are interested and I will take care of you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rosette Wreath Class

Sept 28-Noon, Prepay by the 21st

Specify Halloween, Autumn/Thanksgiving or Christmas, Come learn to make the accordion rosette wreath, bring a scoring tool if you own one (preorder on the 21st if you want a Simply Scored and receive a $5 off class fee). Cost of Class $20 for two layer wreath (see Happy Halloween) $25 for three layer Christmas Wreath.

Halloween Wreath Colors: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Pick Your Poison DSP
Christmas Wreath Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, and Frostwood Lodge DSP
Autumn/Thanksgiving Colors
Choise 1: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Well Worn DSP
Chose 2: River Rock, Pool Party and Spice Cake DSP

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Christmas Carol- September's Christmas Card Class

So this is the card that we will be making on Monday for September's Christmas Card Class.  Each guest will be making 10 of these. Cost for class is $15.
  • The base is Crumb Cake that is sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Paint spray.
  • The image is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla CS, the edges are sponged in Early Espresso.
  • The image is layered on Early Espresso CS, that has a piece of Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon knotted around it, a piece of Vanilla Velvet ribbon is threaded through the knot.
  • Merry Christmas from Petite Pairs was stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla , then punched with the 1" square punch, then is tied around the knot with Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine.
I still have a couple of spaces left for this class so let me know if you are interested.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dinoroar Birthday Card

Since my son Trevor loved this stamp set I used it for his birthday card when he turned 15.
  • The card base is River Rock with a Well Worn DSP front.
  • On a piece of Whisper White I stamped the triceratops in Cherry Cobbler, masked it and stamped the brontosaurus in Not Quite Navy, the the T-rex in Always Artichoke. the flying one was stamped in Cajun Craze.
  • The birthday phrase is stamped under the images with NQN.
  •  On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped Roar in Cajun Craze and punched it out with the small oval. I layered it with Diemensionals onto a piece of Cajun Craze that was cut with the Matchbox Die.
I thought it made a cute card and it made Trevor smile.

Monday, September 12, 2011


My son Trevor asked me to buy this set when the catalog came out,this is the card that he made.
My youngest daughter and he always roar at each other and then say "I have a big head, and tiny little hands"
  • The card base is Very Vanilla
  • The image was stamped on Whisper White with Stazon and then colored with a Crumb Cake marker and layered onto Crumb Cake CS
  • Roar was stamped with Crumb Cake as well
  • The letters are from   Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die cut from Crumb Cake CS.
A simple card but one that made me smile.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Welcome to the "Do the Llama Hop!"

Welcome to our first ever Do the Llama Hop! You may have just arrived from Martha's blog she has told you how we as a group of friends/demos came to be and has shared with you her creations.  If you lose your way as you are doing the hop here is a link to home page.

I signed up to share the A la carte section of the catalog, there are 18 stamps in the IBC as well as 4 in the Holiday Mini. I am sharing cards made with 3 of the stamps from this section.

The first card that I have to share is the card I sent out as my swap, it uses the stamp Young Vermilion.

CS: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper

Folders: Flower Garden, Houndstooth
Dies & Punches: Circles #2, 3" Circle, 2 ½", 1 3/8" 1 ¼" circle
Stamps: Young Vermilion, Petite Pairs
Markers w/Aqua Painter: Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Base: Pear Pizazz

The first stamp that caught my eye and was a must have was Elebration

CS: Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait
 Watercolor Paper
DSP: Just Add Cake

Dies & Punches: 3" Circle die, 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 ¼" circle
Stamp: Elebration
Markers w/Aqua Painter: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride and Peach Parfait
Base: Baja Breeze

The last stamp I used is Bringing Baby, I made two cards with it a boy and a girl card.
I had difficulty photographing this one the colors would not pick up right but here is the basics:
CS: Marina Mist and Old Olive
Watercolor Paper
DSP: Letters to Santa (yes that is Christmas paper)
Glossy paper with Shimmer Paints
Punches: Decorative Label and Small Oval
Stamps: Bringing Baby, Petite Pairs
Markers w/Aqua Painter: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, More Mustard and Blush Blossom
Base: Marina Mist

This one photographed a little better:
CS: Sahara Sand and Pretty in Pink 
Watercolor Paper

Glossy paper with Shimmer Paints

Dies & Punches: Ovals die and Decorative Label and 1" circle

Stamps: Bringing Baby, Petite Pairs
Markers w/Aqua Painter: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, More Mustard and Blush Blossom
Base: Sahara Sand sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint Spray

SO those are the cards I made to share with you on this hop. It wasn't easy to decide what 3 to show case.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog

Water Cooler Llama Swap #2 part 5

Except for my swap these are the last of swap #2

Card #1 was made by Stacey Miller, Stamp Sets: Always Thankful and Grateful. Paper: Lucky Limeade, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie and Watercolor paper. Ink Elegant Eggplant and Stazon. Accessories: Scallop Edge punch.
Card #2 was made by Mary Fife, Stamp Set: Herb Expressions. Paper: Pear Pizazz, Whisper White and In Color DSP. Ink: Pear Pizazz and Stazon, markers Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry. Accessories: Ovals Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Basic Pearls Certainly Celery Ribbon

Card #3 was made by April Aldstadt, Stamp Set: Family Reunion. Paper: Real Red Calypso Coral and Whisper White. Ink: Early Espresso. Accessories: Perfect Pennants Die, Circles #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots folder and Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon.
I will show my swap in tomorrows Blog Hop so please come back and check it out.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Water Cooler Llama Swap #2 part 4

Card #1 was made by Joanne Do, the design was a CASE from the IBC, Stamp Set are: Patterned Party and Party This Way, Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink and Tempting Turquoise, Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade and Basic Gray, Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Mini Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Dimensionals.

Card #2 was made by Robin Cosca, Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned, Ink: Peach Parfait, Paper: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Bring on the Cake DSP, In Color Stack DSP, Accessories: Pennant Punch and Backers Twine.

Card #3 was made by Penny Berrien, Stamp set is Just Believe, Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight, Ink: Versa Mark, Stazon, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant, Accessories: White Embossing Powder.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Water Cooler Llama Swap #2 part 3

I hope you enjoy part three!

Card #1 was made by Christine Giuda, she used  friend to friend from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the "tag" from creative elements and a doily. She used Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Crushed Concord CS. Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and Crushed Concord butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
Card #2 was made by Marsha Reed, she used  Stamp Sets: Paisley Petals, Easy Events; Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker, StazOn Jet Black; CS: River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch
Card #3 Stephanie used Delicate Doilies in white on red cardstock with a white lace ribbon punched base is Basic Gray with a front of Whisper White then Real Red.

These have been so fun to receive!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Water Cooler Llama Swap #2 part 2

Here are three more of the cards from our swap, enjoy!

Card #1 was made by Patti Leeke, she used  Sail Away, from the Summer Mini. She used Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy CS and Not Quit Navy ink for sponging.
Card #2 was made by Buffy Cooper, she used Creative Elements. She used Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla CS, and Beau Chateau DSP.
Card # 3 was made by Kathe Deck, she used Natures Pace and Kindness Matters. She used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake CS and Mocha Morning and First Edition DSP.

I hope you are enjoying a look at our swaps, these are a great group of ladies and are fun to be a part of!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Water Cooler Llama Swap #2 part 1

Last March a group of my friends ( the end of the post tells how we became friends) had a card swap, this is our second one. 
Before we get to the cards from the swap I thought you might like to know that on Sept. 9th many of the ladies from our fun little group will be doing a blog hop of current projects, so these cards are just a teaser of the talents of some of the ladies.

Card #1 was made by Jean Fitch, she used the the Bird Builder punch and the Elements of Style
Card #2 was made by Martha Talman she used Baby Blossoms and En Francais. I believe she used River Rock, Pear Pizazz, Sahars Sand, Very Vanilla and Marina Mist CS.
Card # 3 was made by Margaret Burnier, she used Just Believe with black magic and butterflies,

I am so lucky to be a part of this wonderful group of Demos, they are the best! Check back again because I will post more of our swap in the following day leading up to the hop (my card for the swap will be featured as one of the Blog Hop cards).